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  • Summary: Vindictus, known in Asia as Mabinogi Heroes, will combine gritty third-person brawling combat with massively multiplayer role-playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    85
    Vindictus is truly a huge advancement in free-to-play MMOs.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    85
    High production values and original gameplay combine to make Vindictus one of the most interesting MMOGs to launch in several years.
  3. PC Gamer
    Jan 7, 2011
    82
    A free-to-play MMO of a higher caliber, Vindictus' combo-driven combat and addictiveness make it hard to resist. [Feb 2011, p.70]
  4. Dec 27, 2010
    78
    Vindictus is what happens when an MMO meets a beat'em up, giving players the opportunity to play for free with a micro transactions system: the result It's a fast paced action online game with some good ideas a great visual, waiting for more contents and the official european release.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    Your long-term attachment to the game will also be determined by how much of an experience grind you're prepared to undertake (combined with your attitude towards impermanent purchases), and whether the hack-and-slash combat against somewhat repetitive character models is a meaty enough adventure to keep you satisfied.
  6. CD-Action
    Jan 19, 2012
    60
    You might like this game for its detailed characters, over the top weapons and combat animations worthy of a Japanese action game. Unfortunately all the advantages are buried under thick layer of typical hack'n'slash routine. [February 2012, p.59]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 56
  2. Negative: 20 out of 56
  1. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    The graphics are simple gorgeous. The game play is very reminiscent of Guild Wars, which is not a bad thing. And while they are stillThe graphics are simple gorgeous. The game play is very reminiscent of Guild Wars, which is not a bad thing. And while they are still implementing all the class types and spells, its an excellent beginning and a real breath of fresh air. Why isn't the Source engine being used for more MMO games, because once you see this eye candy you will find it hard to put up with WOW or other pedestrian graphics.

    Worthy of the download.
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  2. Feb 18, 2022
    10
    Criminally underrated. Glad my brother introduced me to the game when I was still a kid.
    Even if it's not the "perfect" video game, it will
    Criminally underrated. Glad my brother introduced me to the game when I was still a kid.
    Even if it's not the "perfect" video game, it will always have a place in my heart with the memories I made.
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  3. Nov 6, 2010
    9
    The first thing that should be mentioned is that this is a free-to-play MMO, with micro transactions. This means you can download the gameThe first thing that should be mentioned is that this is a free-to-play MMO, with micro transactions. This means you can download the game client, install, run, and create any of the currently 3 available characters and jump right into the game. While I won't go too far into detail, I will outline the game itself and let you experience it for yourself.

    You are greeted with an opening cinematic, an in-game tutorial on basic combat controls, another cinematic, and then you are thrown into the hub of the game - the town. Your mini-map at the top right indicates which buildings to visit with a yellow chat-bubble. Once you have talked to NPC's and learned quests to take, its off to the docks! At the docks, you will initially carry out quests on the beginner dock which takes you to The Ruins. Since this is the beginner dock/area, you will not need to pay tokens. Once you reach dock 2 and higher, you will need to gauge yourself wisely. Boat rides to your quest will initially cost 2 Silver tokens, and you start off with 50. Silver tokens are replenished every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, back to the 50 count. If you haven't seen any gameplay videos already, I suggest you go do so now :)
    Vindictus runs on a version of the Source Engine, which means it has physics and shares some sound effects from Half-Life, an older, popular first-person shooter that used the Source Engine.

    The available characters as of this time are as follows:

    Lann - The quick, dual-wielding attack-oriented character, suitable for people who like hack-n-slash or getting the job done quickly. He initially uses 2 swords though later on he can acquire spears.

    Fiona - The slower, single-weapon + shield using, defense-oriented character, suitable for people who like characters that pack a punch and take a little extra practice to master. She utilizes a broadsword and a shield.

    Evie - The moderately-paced spellcaster/"mage". Initially she casts small bursts of wind and a heavy-damaging Firebolt, as well as healing abilities. Later on, you may opt to switch from Staff to Scythe, opening up an entirely different playing style for her. You could compare the Staff abilities to that of White or Red mages from the Final Fantasy series, and the Scythe to Black mages; or perhaps more appropriately you could call her a Death God/Reaper, considering the deathly overtones to her attacks.

    Vindictus starts off with a fast-pace, introducing characters and lore in a steady fashion. Once you reach around level 20, questing may start to feel more like grinding, though if you're sociable, you can easily pass time while doing older quests by voice-chatting and, should you be a good samaritan, helping newbies complete their quests while showing off your higher-level abilities. Depending on your internet connection, the game can be either laggy or smooth as butter. It appears that as Party Leader, everyone else connects to your computer in order to synchronize the action going on at everyone else's screens. I have a fairly powerful computer myself and a 15Mbps Cable internet connection and have very low occurrences of lag. There are plenty of factors that come into play, but I recommended befriending people in your party who you can play with without lagging, so that
    1) The game becomes more fun with friends
    2) You have people to trade with or ask for help
    3) If you party with them in the future, you can minimalize the amount of lag you'll have to deal with. This applies to many MMO's really

    Overall, Vindictus is more than adequate for a free-to-play game, with updates rolling out frequently and still yet more characters to be unlocked/released. Its an excellent time-killer as well as eye-candy, perfect for those looking for an alternative to the restrictive turn-based or timed-attack MMO's out there.
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  4. Dec 7, 2012
    7
    Note: There IS grind but the gameplay itself, which is action oriented, is compelling and fun. One of 'good' F2P title. However, remember thatNote: There IS grind but the gameplay itself, which is action oriented, is compelling and fun. One of 'good' F2P title. However, remember that there IS grind and Pay-to-Win aspect in the End-game level, although you can avoid such gripe without running serious raids but staying in easier contents having fun with friends. It's not as demanding as WoW, where you don't have anything else to do other than raids or arena both require high end gears that takes months to farm. In fact, I would rather compare this game with hack and slash ARPG games than MMORPGs. The town is a Hub, and actions require a small team, maximum number of 10 people for raid but 4 for typical runs. No persistent world but there is not so well forged storyline element. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2013
    5
    Even though the game is really nice made, and the graphic are very nicely done. The game it self is just.. Boring. There is no skills, this isEven though the game is really nice made, and the graphic are very nicely done. The game it self is just.. Boring. There is no skills, this is a game where the combo of mouse clicking in the right time matters.
    And the only way to level up or even play is through dungeons. There is no free world to explore.
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  6. Nov 15, 2012
    1
    A fun, fast paced, graphically pleasing game to be sure... However, Nexon are greedy beyond words and I as a consumer feel that this gameA fun, fast paced, graphically pleasing game to be sure... However, Nexon are greedy beyond words and I as a consumer feel that this game ultimately left a bad taste in my mouth over the two years I've played. It's pay to win antics are ridiculous and extremely expensive, leaving the average player with no hope to succeed in higher level content. Make no mistake, I've played this game since It's closed Beta phase, and the in game pay items are becoming more and more necessary and even more expensive. As great as this game could have been, greed ultimately killed it for me. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2016
    0
    At first glance it seems like a good game, and for a while it's newish and fun; but then you find out you've wasted a lot of time on a gameAt first glance it seems like a good game, and for a while it's newish and fun; but then you find out you've wasted a lot of time on a game that tries to be interesting long enough for you to feel you've put to much time into it to quit. I played the game long enough to get to level 76 and still can't say there was ever a time I felt good about playing.

    All the dungeons are copy/paste, the skills are all the same, the characters are shallow, the story line is boring, the game is glitchy, the breakable environment tends to fall on you stunning you so a boss can one shot you, if you try to use a health potion it instantly puts the boss in aggro mode on you and he stops you (unless you pay real $ for special potions), if you try to revive someone the boss will instantly aggro you and stop you (unless you pay real $ for special revives), the crafting system is only a money drain and you will never get as much out of it as you put into it, the way to improve items is only possible for bots (unless you pay real $ to get special runes to take the risk away you'll only need about 12 at $5 per), drops in the game are rare even for commons making this the perfect game for bots which now outnumber people, the graphics are nice but glitch out with a lot of different effects (sticking you in walls, jerking you around, putting everything in slow motion, freezing you in place, pausing you while all the enemies glitch to you and hit you at the same time, and many many more), and despite this being a long list it doesn't even scratch to surface of all that is wrong with this game.

    O and a thing you should Always do before starting a game is go to their forum page and see how easy it is to talk to a moderator or tech. In this game the forum has appointed "volunteers" which is 100% idiots dumb enough to work for free to be the buffer so no one who receives a paycheck ever has to deal with any customers. They are nothing more than handlers with no ability to fix or do anything. They just close threads and try to wast your time till you lose interest.

    Bottom line, it's a game designed to look good long enough to get you to pay money then be so bad you give up playing to make server space for the next batch of chumps willing to pay. All you will ever find is a group of die hard lvl 90'S and newbs. The game is not worth even a minute of time.
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